Triple Crown 5K series will be held as single event in 2021

AUBURN — The Triple Crown 5K series that was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic is coming back in 2021 with one event to be held in August.

Hundreds of runners cross the start line during the 2019 Emily’s Run at Edward Little High School in Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The purpose of the annual Triple Crown series is to offer a series of running races that create a better sense of community, promote healthy activities, and raise support for and awareness of three partnering charitable organizations: the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA through the Fit Fest, the Fletcher Foundation through Emily’s Run, and the Bridge Run Foundation through the LA Bridge Run.

This year, all the causes and races will be consolidated into one event to be held Sunday, Aug. 29, called the Triple Crown 5K.

The race will follow the route of the LA Bridge Run, starting at Festival Plaza in Auburn at 8:30 a.m., and will follow all CDC guidelines. The event includes chip-timing, some refreshments, music and apparel for sale.

Race registration opened May 1 and early bird pricing of $25 will be available until May 31. After that, registration will be $30. Registration is online only, and those 14 years and younger may participate for free.

There will be no race day registration.

Anyone who registered for any of the Triple Crown races in 2020 will receive a promo code for free registration, along with a free headsweats running hat.

To register, go to  For more information and to see a route map, go to

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